Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  1. Alosetron for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Drug details for Alosetron for irritable bowel syndrome.

  2. Medical History and Physical Exam for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Medical and dietary historyTo determine whether your symptoms meet the criteria for diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), your doctor may ask you questions about:Recent stressful events in your life. Stress may be a strong indication that your symptoms may be caused by irritable bowel syndrome.Bowel function, including how many bowel movements you have per day or per week, whether you have ..

  3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Bile Acid Binding Medicines - Topic Overview

    Bile acids,which are normally present in the digestive tract,stimulate the colon. Bile acid binding agents prevent bile acids from stimulating the colon,which slows the passage of stools and relieves diarrhea. It is not common for bile to cause this problem,but if it does,these medicines can help. They usually are not tried soon after a person is diagnosed,but if symptoms don't improve ...

  4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Controlling Symptoms With Diet

    Key PointsMany people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) find that eating prompts symptoms of abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea (or, sometimes, alternating periods of constipation and diarrhea), and bloating. Making adjustments to your diet can provide relief.Limit or eliminate foods that may make diarrhea worse, including caffeine, alcohol, fatty foods, gas - producing foods (such as beans,

  5. Anticholinergics (Antispasmodics) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Drug details for Anticholinergics (antispasmodics) for irritable bowel syndrome.

  6. Antianxiety Medicines for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Antianxiety agents (benzodiazepines) are used to treat anxiety and panic disorder. For some people,these medicines may be appropriate for occasional,short-term use to help relieve anxiety that is making the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) worse. These medicines may not be as useful for long-term use,because they may interact with other drugs and they may be habit-forming. Here ...

Displaying 41 - 46 of 46 Articles << Prev Page 1 2 3 4 5

Today on WebMD

what is ibs
Slideshow
lactose intolerance
Slideshow
 
Finding Right Diet IBS
Article
myth and facts about constipation
Slideshow
 
IBS Trigger Foods
Video
Supplements for IBS What Works
Article
 
IBS Symptoms Quiz
Quiz
digestive health
Slideshow
 
gluten free diet
Slideshow
digestive myths
Slideshow
 
what causes diarrhea
Video
top foods for probiotics
Slideshow
 

WebMD Special Sections